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Detection Technology Unveils X-ACE to Set New Industry Standard for Traditional CT Medical Imaging and Value

Detection technology, a global leader in x-ray detector solutions, today unveiled the industry’s first ready-to-use series of detectors optimized for high-value, consumer-grade CT (computed tomography) medical imaging needs. The plug-and-play series, under the X-ACE brand, is available as stand-alone sensor boards, X-ACE 16 and X-ACE 32, or as complete subsystems including sensor boards and ready-to-use controllers. , software libraries and all necessary accessories. The investment-free X-ACE Series delivers significant total cost savings and accelerates time to market for advanced CT systems in highly competitive medical imaging segments.

The X-ACE product family is built on a proven modular platform. The platform covers a large imaging area and exhibits the highest level of integration, as a scintillator, photodiode, analog-to-digital converters (ADC) and field programmable gate array (FPGA) are assembled on only one printed circuit board. (PCB). This means simplified system designs, simple integration, minimized risks, a streamlined supply chain, and mechanically more robust and digitally enhanced detection solutions. The platform easily adapts to 16- to 32-slice system configurations to cover a wide range of configurations and provides 20 millimeter coverage at the isocenter.

“Once again, we have set a new industry standard for CT medical imaging. In 2017, we introduced the first ready-to-use, tileable CT detection module, named X-Tile, for higher level volumetric CT systems. we have deployed our latest innovation in the field. The X-ACE completes our offering for medical CT applications. We are proud to say that our company is the only one in the market that allows one-stop shopping. We have standard medical computed tomography solutions for all medical CT imaging modalities, from the value segment to the high end segment, ”says Tuomas holma, director of product management for the medical division.

“The X-ACE is synonymous with all-in-one CT imaging experience and cost efficiency in this fast-paced and fiercely competitive market. The key functionalities are perfectly adapted to the requirements of the target market. For example, the X-ACE 16 has already proven its importance in the value segment during the COVID-19 pandemic, when the market witnessed a renaissance of 16-slice X-ray imaging systems used for diagnosis and treatment of COVID patients. This trend is here to stay and will intensify, particularly in emerging economies. “

The X-ACE delivers high image quality with low doses at fast scan speeds for enhanced patient safety and experience. Peak performance is achieved by a high-speed, pixelated ceramic scintillator coupled to a high-performance front-illuminated photodiode (FSI). The characteristics of the most sensitive and ultra-low dark current photodiode are made possible by using Detection technology FSI proprietary photodiode manufacturing process.

“We have extensive experience as the most reliable supplier of custom detection solutions for medical CT applications, and we have now positioned ourselves as a pioneer of the standard offering. Our ready-to-use CT detector solutions enable system development, while meeting the most stringent medical standards and regulations. For us, achieving total savings does not mean sacrificing image quality. By redesigning and simplifying detector design, we have achieved win-win gains.

To facilitate and accelerate the system design phase and the integration of detectors, Detection technology provides global technical support and a comprehensive development kit. Technical samples of the ACE series are available and inquiries about the development kit can be directed to the company.

More information

Tuomas holma, Director, Product Management, Medical Business Unit

+358 44 901 6769,

Detection technology is a global provider of X-ray detector solutions for medical, security and industrial applications. The company’s solutions range from photodiodes to detection subsystems optimized with ASICs, electronics, mechanics, software and algorithms. It has sites in Finland, China, France, and the United States. The company’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market Finland under the ticker symbol DETEC.